A Sides and Makoto are no strangers to the music industry. A Sides has been making music since the early 90s and had put records out on labels as diverse as Metalheadz, Valve, True Playaz and Hospital, whilst Makoto – a true legend in Japan, who has even turned his hand to acting – has had tunes featured on games such as Gran Turismo 5 and superb bike sim Tourist Trophy as well as putting out introspective, jazzy bangers for the likes of LTJ Bukum’s Good Looking Records and Hospital.
The pair are just about to launch their own label Eastern Elements in order to release their vibe fuelled new album Aquarian Dreams, a varied ride through the multitude of jungalist styles they have both worked through over their many years in the game. Expect a slew of unreleased tunes culled for their upcoming tome alongside classic sounding old school vibes, soulful sections, dutty ragga leaning riddims, splashes of pure jungalism, nostalgic two-step and even a smattering of darkness thrown in for good measure. In short it’s a history lesson and homage to one of the UK greatest ever genres by two masters who paid their dues a long time ago. Play this one loud!